Actors Eric Stonestreet and Archie
Panjabi have won Emmys for playing gay roles.
Panjabi won a best supporting actress
Emmy for her portrayal of law firm investigator Kalinda Sharma, a
bisexual woman or possibly closeted lesbian, on CBS' legal drama The
“Working on the The Good Wife
is like a dream come true,” the 38-year-old British born actress
said. “I have so many people to thank for giving me this
Producers have announced they'll add a
second gay character to the cast in the show's second season.
Actor Dallas Roberts, 40, will play the
role of Alicia Florrick's (played by Julianna Margulies)
never-before-seen gay brother, Owen, a University of Oregon
mathematics teacher who blows through Chicago as a visiting
Eric Stonestreet, who plays gay dad
Cameron on ABC's Sunday night comedy hit Modern Family, won a
best supporting actor Emmy.
Stonestreet said he would take his Emmy
to his parent's house in Kansas City.
surrounding the lack of a gay kiss on the show didn't stop it
from winning best comedy. Modern Family edged out Glee,
the clear favorite among critics, to win the award.